Role of the Learning Record Centre
The Learning Record Centre provides you with a convenient secure centralised access point for all your personal learning and development records. It can be accessed only by you when you are logged in.
How it works
Learning records are built up over a period of time depending on what programmes you have chosen to study. The Learning Record Centre simply collates this information in order to provide you with a central location where you can view your personal records in order that you can follow your progress. It is also where you can see the information we maintain in our files in addition to the personal details your provided on your registration form. The principal sources of your learning and development records are described briefly below.
As you undertake your studies @ Marshall Gurney Institute, you will be required at various stages to complete a range of different exercises which measure and assess your knowledge and understanding of the subject your are studying. This provides you and your tutors with direct feedback on your progress. This type of feedback, called Formative Feedback, is considered an essential aid to sound learning and development as it helps you identify your strengths and weaknesses and therefore enables you to target your efforts and activities to areas that need further work. It is therefore a valuable aid to your learning and one to which you can keep referring back. Your exercise results are all retained in your personal files in the Achievement Record section of the Locus Learning Centre. You can access these when you are logged in to the Locus.
Other programmes of study will require you to maintain a Reflective Learning Journal through your formal studies and during the practical application of these studies to your work. Your learning journal will be a collection of notes, observations, thoughts and other relevant materials recorded whilst your are studying. Its purpose is to enhance your learning through the very process of writing and thinking about your learning experiences i.e. about your reflections. Your learning journal is personal to you and will reflect your experiences, your successes and your failures. To produce a quality journal requires your to 'reflect' on what you have been studying and how you have used your new knowledge. The output of this 'reflecting' is a valuable record which provides you with Reflective Feedback. Reflective feedback is also consider an essential aid to sound learning and development because of the experiences you have captured. Your reflections are all retained in your personal files in the Reflective Learning Journal section of the Locus Learning Centre. You can access these when you are logged in to the Locus.
When studying for Certificates of Achievement or Professional Development it is necessary to submit the results of your Comprehension Exercises, and/or your Reflective Learning Journal and/or your Module Assignment in order that they can be assessed by the Institute academic staff and approved by the Examinations Board. The summary of your submission and your assessment is all retained in your personal files in the Locus Learning Centre. You can access these when you are logged in to the Locus.
PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT PLANNER
We encourage all our learners to use the Personal Development Planner so that they can set their learning and development goals and schedule their learning activities into their normal work and living routines. We believe this is very important for all our learners - not just the busy ones - as A) it subscribes to the old saying "what gets planned, gets done!" and B) it helps individuals retain that essential work/life/learning balance. Your plans are all retained in your personal files in the Personal Development Planner section of the Locus Learning Centre. You can access these when you are logged in to the Locus.